Rawlings-Blake’s legacy: Robbing retirees
Via her action breaking the police retirees’ pension contract in 2010, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has ensured the agency will never get the best hires (“Rawlings-Blake says she’s leaving Baltimore in better shape than she found it,” Nov. 27). She stole money owed retirees, and she instituted a plan which, on its face, is an insult to those who served honorably, then retired. Her plan, which severely limits cost-of-living increases for retirees, will ensure that those with any sense will leave this agency as soon as possible!
After taking our money, she raised every fee possible, further placing retirees in a financial bind.
In this regard, she performed just like a Republican: She ignored a union contract in effect, with the intent to not only bust the union’s influence but to steal funds due those most vulnerable and lacking a strong voice, retirees!
As far as this retiree is concerned, she is a thief, and her action will have a lasting effect on the those who would consider joining the Baltimore Police Department